Origin of negativism
Related Words for negativismaction, hostility, resistance, struggle, violation, antithesis, competition, counteraction, defense, brush, clash, combat, contest, engagement, disapproval, grapple, encounter, contrariety, war, conflict
Examples from the Web for negativism
Contemporary Examples of negativism
“All he gets from Congress is negativism and carping,” says Dallek.Obama Outlines His Post-Presidency
August 9, 2014
It is enough to make Agnewesque nattering nabobs of negativism proud.Economic News We’re Thankful For This Thanksgiving
November 24, 2011
Without it, the seeds of change and innovation will wither in a soil that is an arid mix of negativism and defeatism.America's Real Problem: We Failed the Middle Class
September 11, 2010
Historical Examples of negativism
This is an admission that negativism is of the nature of resistance.
The next of the cardinal symptoms to be considered is negativism.
The latter seems to indicate some connection between her negativism and death.
Negativism is a state, he says, of perseverated muscular tension.
A tendency opposite to the inactivity is seen in negativism.
- a tendency to be or a state of being unconstructively critical
- any sceptical or derisive system of thought
- psychiatry refusal to do what is expected or suggested or the tendency to do the opposite
Word Origin and History for negativism
- A tendency to do the opposite of what one is requested to do, or to resist stubbornly for no apparent reason.